Erwin Esterhuizen is a legend in the used goods and collectables trade. A visit to The New Junk Shop is as much about extracting a twinkling smile out of this pleasingly eccentric gentleman as discovering the treasure itself.
Erwin has a deep passion for all things interesting, rare and collectable and has spent most of his life dealing in other people's things and can recite from heart, the history behind each and every precious item in his store. His first shop was in Diep River in the Southern Suburbs and was aptly named Yesterday's Bygones and Junk Store. What followed was years of buying, selling and trading in other peoples pre-loved or unwanted collectables. He gained notoriety with Jintys Junk Shop in Long Street, Cape Towns. The shop was undoubtedly an institution in the antique and collectable world, and this former Mother City landmark is still spoken about by collectors to this day. Erwin continues to deliver the same eclectic trove of treasures to entry-level treasure hunters, serious collectors and fellow antique dealers who find themselves in The New Junk Shop.
“Love browsing the shelves for hidden treasure!” - Jane Kotze
“An amazing collection under one roof!” - Siegfried Pretsch
“Lovely to stroll through this antique shop. Lots of interesting stuff.” - Santjie Vermaas